Aiming to enhance and increase the profile of Australian jewellery designers, all entrants will be extensively promoted across digital and print channels. Participating jewellers will be featured on Jewellery Magazine’s website, together with coverage in the 2016 edition of Jewellery Magazine and additional coverage in Jewellery Magazine Awards Special Edition to be released in 2017.
Winners of each category will have their talents and craftsmanship showcased to consumers through national bridal publication, Couture Wedding. In addition, the overall winning piece/s will be featured on the front cover of the Jewellery Magazine Awards Special Edition 2017.
The Jewellery Design Awards 2017 will be sponsored by a number of industry organisations and established retail jewellers.
A panel of industry experts including jewellery photographers Tandy Rowley and Anthony Masci, gold and silversmith Ina Barry, and Giulians creative director Gary Coffey will judge the awards, which is open to all Australian jewellery designers who seek to exhibit their original work to an affluent consumer audience.
All categories have two divisions: up to $5000 and over $5000
Each entry will receive the following:
- Full page in Jewellery Magazine #15 (Released Dec 2016)
- Full page in the Design Awards Special Edition (Released March 2017)
- 2x personalised hardback copies of the Design Awards Special Edition featuring their entry piece/s on the front cover
- Online coverage
- Photo retouching to their supplied image/s (if required)
A fee of $420 + GST applies per entry. Subsequent entries are $250 + GST
The finalists in each category will have their piece/s professionally shot by one of these leading jewellery photographers – Tandy Rowley, Anthony Masci or Tord Johnston
The category winners will be announced in the Design Awards Special Edition. The overall winner will have their piece/s featured on the front cover of the Design Awards Special Edition and receive two return airfares to the 2017 Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair.
HOW TO ENTER
Simply forward a high resolution image of your piece/s to . Images featuring multiple pieces of jewellery can be submitted, please indicate the specific entry piece in the collection (as per the Mark Evans example below). One image constitutes on entry. Ensure you indicate the category and RRP of your piece. Provide a description of your piece (including whether it is handmade or CAD assist) and include your contact details. Deadline for submissions is 30 August 2016.